(This is part 5 on this series of how to live an aggressive lifestyle. Most of you are a beast in the gym. You lift heavy iron, refuse to take long breaks and constantly get your name at the top of the CrossFit white board at your local box. However, when you reenter the real world, you don’t bring in this same beast mentality with you. You let people push you around at work, make bad food choices and give up way too easily on pursing your life long dreams. Your CrossFit may help you look better without any clothes on, but training has little effect on improving your overall life. This series on learning to be aggressive in your box and out of it will help you bridge the gap from the physical to your overall quality of life.)
By constantly reminding yourself on why you need to be mentally stronger in life, will only help ground you while you get through the grueling process of this lifelong training. Continue reading Mental Toughness Life Skill #1 – Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor (Part 5)
(This is part 4 in in this in-depth look at how to transfer the aggressive mindset from the physical CrossFit training to how you live your life. In part 3, I talked about how most of you are too passive when it comes to confronting your daily obstacles. Instead of taking the first step, you probably either hope somebody will save you or fantasizing about fighting though the challenge. Both methods are ineffective and will do nada to get you out of your mess. You must take the initiative yourself. When it comes down to prevailing over an insurmountable problem, relying on your friends is a big waste of time. You must do it yourself. If you don’t make the effort and take it, somebody will take it away from you.
Stop waiting for approval from others and listening to yourself is the first step to becoming an aggressive machine.) Continue reading Mental Toughness Life Skill #1 – Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor (Part 4)
(This is part 3 in this series on how to get aggressive and attack your personal adversities.The goal is for you to be relentless in the gym and after you leave the physical training. The flaw with the fitness world is that they train athletes and the common person to be animals in the gym, but once they enter the real word, they return to their passive and weak self. We believe at mentaltoughnessguy.com, it is not enough to be strong just at the gym; you must be powerful in all areas in your life like at your work, in your relationships, love ones and how you pursue your life long dreams. In order to have to do this, you must have an aggressive mindset.)
The main problem I use to have when confronted with a threatening problem is that I would give in way too easily. If I would make any attempt of getting out of the situation and failed immediately, my spirit would be so crushed that I wouldn’t try again. My will was so frail back then. Many times I wanted to fight back, but I was so afraid that my actions would be swatted and rejected by my adversaries. Continue reading Mental Toughness Life Skill #1 – Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor (Part 3)
(In part 1 in this series, I talked about how you must apply the same preparation to attack in your training and to your life. You must start off every day ready to battle the adversities that you have been fighting and be prepared to face new challenges. This is life and not just a CrossFit gym workout. You don’t have breaks or rest periods against the obstacles that life will throw at you. Every day, you must gear yourself up to have the warrior mindset to defend your livelihood and to beat the tar of any stumbling block that attempts to jeopardize your life. When the threat is on, you must make the first move and make a huge dent in the enemies’ armor. You always want to make a mental statement to yourself that you will not be fucked with.
This is the aggressive attitude that must have to defeat your former weak self and those situations that attempt to make your life miserable.) Continue reading Mental Toughness Life Skill #1 – Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor (Part 2)
(Today is the first mental toughness life skill that you must achieve to improve your overall quality of living. If you have been doing the WODs in this system for awhile, you know how important it is prepare yourself to become the aggressor when facing a CrossFit WOD. If you think you can just causally go head to head with Fran, Murph or Jackie, you are making a huge mistake. Now you must make the leap and apply the same brashness when up against the real villains and problems in your life. To defeat them, you must bring in the same aggressive mindset that have in the physical aspect of this mental toughness training.)
Strategy #1 Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor
Like how you must prepare yourself to face the WODs, you must gear yourself up to be as aggressive as possible when chasing down the adversity in your personnel life. Many people think of aggression as only physical action. Toughness is not about beating the crap out those who done you wrong. Solving a problem through violence is never the solution. The proper aggressiveness that I am suggesting is a relentless mindset of constant and continuous attack on the adversity. It doesn’t happen automatically and takes some time and practice to know how to fire yourself up to battle. Continue reading Mental Toughness Life Skill #1 – Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor (Part 1)